Monday, October 26, 2009

Triazolam (Halcion) Usage in Dentistry: Basic Facts

Triazolam (Halcion), a shorter acting sedative, has been used on anxious patients to allow dental procedures to be done in a more reliable fashion. The usual use of Triazolam are as follows:

  1. Dose range: 0.125-0.5mg
  2. Tablet form: 0.125, 0.25mg
  3. Onset: 15-30 minutes
  4. Half Life: 1.5-5 hours
  5. Best used for: short to moderate length dental appointments (2-4 hours)
Source: Bhalla J, Anxiety and Dental Management, Ontario Dentist, Vol 86, No 8, pg 20-23.

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)
(905) 273-7100